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Video Springtails and Sundews. Are springtails harmful in plant growing media? What happens when they encounter sundews? The exciting world of primordial insects under the microscope. English subtitles.
DESTINATION CARNIVOROUS PLANTS: AUSTRALIA TOUR 1995. This very adventurous and exciting search for carnivorous plants in Australia in 1995 has been extended with previously unreleased footage compared to the original released DVD in 1995. The adventure begins where our 1st tour ended in 1991, at the Lowries' home in Perth, with a lecture on Devil's Claws. Together we fly to Broome and drive with Sue Giesen's off-road bus towards Derby, always on the lookout for Byblis, sundews and bladderworts. In Derby we start with a small plane to Beverley Springs (today Charnley River Station), a wonderful CP-paradise. Then we continue to Halls Creek, where Sue Giesen is waiting with her bus. We fly over the pristine Bungle Bungles with a helicopter and then continue to Kununurra. There, the Lowries unexpectedly decide to travel on alone, so we are now on our own, which turns out to be a stroke of luck for our CP-search. We are the first to discover both the spider leg sundew, named after the Hartmeyers six years later, and the bug-plant symbioses on Byblis filifolia and various large sundews, previously unknown in tropical northern Australia, which we first published in the ACPS Journal in 1996. Then we continue to Darwin. During excursions to Howard Springs and the "Cathedrals of the North", enormous termite mounds, we discover more sundews populated by bugs as well as bladderworts. After a successful week, we fly on to Cairns for diving and snorkeling on the Barrier Reef and make excursions into the world's oldest rainforest. In Cairns we meet Trevor Hannam, president of the North Queensland Carnivorous Plant Society, who leads us on an adventurous trip to the only known pitcher plant in Australia at that time, Nepenthes mirabilis. There our film ends, which will be continued in a few months with our 3rd Australia movie "Fleischimania".